Triple A charity dinner at Conrad’s

We were very pleased to attend the charity dinner for Triple A on 12 March at Conrad’s Il Ristorante in Nueva Andalucia. The tickets were sold quickly and they had to set up extra tables on the terrace to meet demand. Over 100 people attended and over €3,500 was raised for Triple A.

We were warmly welcomed by Conrad’s friendly staff, shown to our table and offered a glass of cava. Our hostess Lily van Tongeren thanked everyone for coming and reminded us that we were here to enjoy the food and raise funds for the 600 animals currently housed by Triple A. Bettina was unable to attend due to her Triple A commitments, but she did ask that any left over food should be kept for the pigs. Yes, there are pigs at Triple A too!

The meal began with delicious apetizers and home made bread with the best tomato tampanard ever. The starter was a mixed salad with grilled prawns and parmesan. There was a choice of main course – ravioli with ricotta and spinach in a wonderful truffled sauce or braised beef cheeks. The dessert was a delicious slice of apple tart and vanilla ice cream. Everyone seemed to enjoy their meal.

Whilst eating, we were entertained by the Carly Duo – a popular Marbella based harmony group. They helped raise more money for the charity by getting people to choose songs from their “live juke box” which were sung at your table.

The raffle was a huge success. Lily had to enlist helpers to hand write extra raffle tickets to meet the demand. There was a huge selection of prizes donated by local businesses including the House Hairdressing, the Estrella del Mar Spa, Takumi Restaurant and Nueva Kaskada restaurant.  There were also vases from Siesta, jewellery and very generously two special whitening treatments from Clinica Dental.

Lily closed the evening by thanking everyone for their support. It was a wonderful evening with great company and we were delighted to be part of it.

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